I Have a Little Turtle

I have a little turtle,
He lives in a box.
He swims in the water
And he climbs on the rocks.
He snapped at a minnow
He snapped at a flea
He snapped at a mosquito
And he snapped at me.

He caught the minnow,
He caught the flea,
He caught the mosquito,
But he didn’t catch me!

Vachel Lindsay

The Turtle

The turtle can’t go out to play,
Or sell his house or rent it;
For when he moves,
His house moves too
And nothing can prevent it.

Little Turtle

Little turtle in your shell,
Slowly you do go.
(Cover right hand with left hand.)
Slowly creeping, slowly crawling,
Slow is nice, you know!
(Creep hands along slowly.)

Here is My Turtle

Here is my turtle,
(Form fist and extend thumb.)
He lives in a shell.
(Put thumb inside fist.)
He like his home
Very well.
(Nod head)
He pokes his head out
(Pop out thumb.)
When he wants to eat.
(Circle thumb around.)
And pulls it back in
When he wants to sleep.
(Put thumb back inside fist.)

Snapping Turtle

He snaps in the morning,
He snaps at night.
He snaps at the bugs
As he takes each bite.
He snaps so much,
He’s quite a sight.
Snap! Snap! Snap!

A turtle is a reptile.
Its home is on its back.
It never has to worry,
If someone will attack.
When it spies and enemy,
What does it do so well?
It simply takes its head and feet
And tucks inside its shell!!

Tidy Turtle

My turtle is a tidy boy!
When he’s tired of play,
He folds himself up carefully,
And puts himself away.

I’m a Turtle

(to the tune of “I’m a Little Tea Pot”)

I’m a little turtle,
I crawl so slow,
And carry my house
Wherever I go.
When I get tired
I pull in my head,
My legs and my tail,
And go to bed!

Tommy Turtle

Tommy Turtle, look at you go.
Tommy Turtle, you are so slow.
But when danger come, you’ll stay well,
By pulling your body into your shell.